Immerse yourself in the charm of the Netherlands with this combination of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Take a morning tour from Amsterdam to see the famous Zaanse Schans windmills and the quaint fishing villages of Marken and Volendam. Then, continue your day trip from Amsterdam with visits to two don't-miss Dutch cities: Delft and The Hague. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Amsterdam, this action-packed, full-day tour shows you the best of the Netherlands. Even better, you'll enjoy about a 10% discount when you buy these tours in this way.
Amsterdam Dam Square Area
Planning a city trip to Amsterdam? This city has an abundance of interesting attractions! As the city center of the Dutch capital is not that big, it’s easy to explore most of its attractions, of which many are situated around Dam Square area.
If you arrive to the city by train and you get off at the Central Station, you can follow the busy Damrak street on foot which will lead you to the Dam Square and the old medieval center of the city. This 13th century iconic square, which is a central meeting spot for many locals, is famous for its many tourist attractions including the Royal Palace, the New Church, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky.
Not far away, in Dam Square area, you will also find the floating Flower Market where you can see the most beautiful flowers and buy nice souvenirs to bring back home. There is also a selection of restaurants, trendy bars and shopping streets around the Dam Square making it an extremely busy area in the Dutch capital.
Explore the Dam Square area in Amsterdam
After you’ve explored the monuments and buildings at the Dam Square, you probably want to continue your exploration of the city. North east is the Damrak street, also referred to as the “Red Carpet of Amsterdam” because it stretches from the Central Railway Station to Dam Square in the center of the city. It’s lined with tourist shops and the reflection of the gabled houses on the water is a sight worth beholding.
If you head east from the Dam Square, you will soon find the notorious Red Light District that the city is known for all over the world. Everything you have heard about this place is true. If you are looking to make the best out of Amsterdam nightlife, then you should definitely visit the Red Light District. But this Amsterdam attraction is not only great for what it is (in)famous for. It’s also superb to explore, window shop and admire the wonderful neon and red lights.
After Damrak Street and the Red Light District have been ticked off your to do list then another well-recommended tourist attraction is waiting for you: the Anne Frank House. The house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for more than 2 years before they were betrayed and captured in 1944, is located less than 700 meters to the west of Dam Square. It has been turned into a museum where the original Anne Frank Diary is on display. Reserve tickets ahead for this busy museum or risk standing in line for a long time, especially during high season it could easily take an hour or more!
Want to know more about the many attractions in Dam Square area? Check our video guides for more tips and information about the best places to visit in the Dutch capital!
Leave Amsterdam behind for a few hours and discover the surrounding Dutch countryside and its wonderful windmills! Drive through idyllic landscapes criss-crossed with canals, see authentic wooden houses and old-fashioned cheese-making in Volendam. Watch a shoemaker make clogs in Marken, and capture photos of the windmills the Netherlands is famous for in the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Throughout this half-day trip, listen to commentary about the history, culture and sights of the Netherlands.
Discover Bruges – one of the most captivating cities in Belgium – on this day trip from Amsterdam. After traveling to Bruges by coach, you will receive a brief overview of city sights from your knowledgeable guide. Then, enjoy 5 full hours exploring the churches, canals and lace shops of Bruges on your own. See the Begijnhof, the city gates and the eye-catching windmills. And indulge in some delicious Belgian chocolates on your ride back to Amsterdam!
Simplify your trip to Amsterdam with the I Amsterdam City Card, a pass that gives you free admission to museums and public transport throughout the city. Gain free entry to 38 museums including the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandthuis Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam. Enjoy unlimited free public transport, a free canal cruise and discounts on attractions and restaurants. This pass is the perfect way for independent travelers to make the most of their time in Amsterdam and save money too!
Experience the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens on this hassle-free tour from Amsterdam. Travel by comfortable coach through the Netherlands’ countryside filled with blooming flower fields, and then enjoy three hours walking through the Keukenhof Gardens at your leisure. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy among the vibrant display of millions of spring tulips!